ERIC Number: ED197520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Program Design and Development for Gifted and Talented Students.
Tuttle, Frederick B., Jr.; Becker, Laurence A.
The document on program design and development, is the second book in a multimedia program, "Educating the Gifted and Talented," a series designed to provide background information, supplementary materials, workshop activities, and discussion questions for individuals and teachers working with or preparing to work with gifted students. Chapter 1 presents a rationale for special programs for gifted and talented students by pointing out program benefits to the individual, to the school and teacher, and to society. Misconceptions and unspoken concerns regarding the gifted are responded to. A second chapter discusses the various organizational structures designed to meet the needs and to accommodate the characteristics of gifted and talented students. Three general categories of structures (totally separate, semiseparated, and integrated) are reviewed, and three approaches to programing (acceleration, enrichment, and counseling) are highlighted. Chapter 3 examines three models to help teachers analyze and develop curriculum--Bloom's Taxonomy, Guilford's Structure of Intellect, and Renzulli's Enrichment Triad. Chapter 4 points out the characteristics of a successful teacher of the gifted and considers several methods for locating appropriate teachers. Chapter 5 focuses on the purposes of the program evaluation, the issues in evaluation of programs for gifted and talented students, and the concept of using a variety of approaches to program evaluation. A specific example of an evaluation is offered. A final summary chapter answers several questions program developers might be asked when initiating a gifted/talented program and outlines 15 steps for developing a program for the gifted which parallel the preceeding questions. Supplementary materials include a glossary of administrative designs, a list of teacher preparation programs in gifted and talented education, reasons for denial of funding, a sample program, and selected references. Also provided are teacher activities which relate to program design and development. (SBH)
Descriptors: Acceleration, Counseling, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Gifted, Mainstreaming, Models, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Special Classes, Special Programs, Talent, Teacher Characteristics
NEA Order Department, The Academic Building, New Haven, CT 06516 ($6.95, Stock No. 0733-6-00); Also a part of the "Educating Gifted and Talented Students" (Edupak) comprised of filmstrips, cassettes, books ($147.40, Stock No. 070-1-00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: A part of the Teaching the Gifted and Talented in the Content Area Series, Fred B. Tuttle, Jr., Series Editor. For related documents, see EC 131 721-728.